Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday is Tony's birthday. I didn't anticipate trying to top his birthday last year, but with all that has been going on lately, it suddenly hit me that an over the top event was exactly what we needed.

It all started innocently enough when Tony asked our friend to invite him the next time he went frisbee golfing and before I could stop myself, I was planning a surprise birthday party for Tony! With the help of friends and family, and Tony's own planning to get himself out of the house, it went off without a hitch.

I debated on whether or not I should really plan it for my last week of leave or if I should do it sometime this week . . . my Mom and I really went back and forth, but finally I settled on Friday, the 12th. Honestly, it was the best decision ever. I enjoyed ever single minute with Isaac last week and was able to distract myself up until the last day. I saved myself a whole week of breakdowns, for only one day's worth.

I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off and was thoroughly shocked when people started showing up at our house at 7:00. Since I hadn't actually spoken with anyone about the party, other than clandestine {Aaron, I love that word} communications, it was seemed so odd that people were actually showing up!

To say that I successfully surprised Tony was an understatement! I really hope that some pictures filter in, as I was holding Isaac at the time, instead of my camera {I know, what were my priorities lol?}.

All night long Tony would run up to me give me a kiss and tell me how wonderful I was. I would do anything again to make him that happy, especially after such a rough work week! I was so happy to have pulled it off, taking into consideration the fact that I banked on his neglect of our online bank account lol. All he would have had to do was log in and the surprise would have been spoiled for sure! I love my dependable man, even if his faults are also dependable! :)

Here are some pictures from the night.My Baby Love {I love the phrase Rachel!}

What Isaac thinks about my going back to work.

Funny story. Nonchalantly Wednesday night, I went to work on Tony's cake. Cake is a rarity in our house, but I pulled it off pretty seamlessly, calling attention to all of the cake mixes I've bought but never made. Tony was all for it and I was proud of my deviousness . . . until pulling the cake out of the over, I realized I never added the eggs! {FYI, still tasted pretty darn good, like a fluffy, non-rich brownie} So I had to order a cake, except I didn't want to order a nasty cake, and thus I ended up ordering from the same place we got our wedding cake from! I'm so glad we did! It was just as fabulous as it was 3 years ago! I still highly recommend Queen of Cakes! Unfortunately we had a plethora of phenomenal bars at dinner, so people were actually refusing cake!!! I'll share the bars later this week.

What happens to a tame fire when you add my pyro friends . . . a ladder and a beer box.

Steve pretty much sums up the night.


Anonymous said...

Happy early birthday Tony!! Looks like a fun night. :)

Courtney said...

What a great party! Kudos to you for pulling it off!

Cassie said...

I have been reading for a while now and I don't even remember how and when I found you. I find you rather interesting and an honest blogger and love looking into your life. Somewhere along the lines I missed when you and your husband quit working together. I am sorry that you don't like your job, unfortunately I can relate all to well. Best of luck to you and you and your family will be in my prayers. I know it is hard, but just remember that everything happens for a reason.

Emily said...

So fun! Love that hockey cake.

Meredith said...

What a great surprise!

I've been thinking about you today!

abby said...

I'm so sad we missed it - looks like it was a good time and you pulled off a great party! That cake looks awesome, but I LOVE bars so I'm curious to know what ones you had. Hope your day is passing quickly!

Madeline said...

Talk about a lot on your plate! You rock though!! And Baby Isaac's stink-eye photo is priceless!

Katie said...

Leah, you look great!! How awesome of you to pull off such a wonderful birthday surprise with a newborn..and the added stress of going back to work.

When I was pregnant I forgot to add eggs to brownie mix. Guess the pregnancy brain never goes away!

First Fathers Day coming up...how exciting!!!!

Rebecca said...

What an amazing birthday! You did such a great job!

kari said...

Happy Birthday Tony!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Tony!

And what a gorgeous cake!

Mrs. McB said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! :) I'm sure it was a perfect surprise! :)

Jill said...

Happy birthday Tony!

I'm glad you pulled off a great surprise! Love that cake too!


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